Best Mexican Bakery: El Bolillo Bakery
The El Bolillo Bakery is like a fantasy world that’s open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. six days a week and is never not full and is always fresh-baked. Speed racks and shelves of colorful conchas y empanadas y galletas y
so many baked delights it’s like all those pencil-thin models out there can take their romaine and shove it, for real.
by the slice, but come on, you could probably finish a whole cake if you really tried. Speaking of, cakes are on the ready for pickup or can be ordered ahead of time for special occasions like quinceañeras
, or weddings, or bachelorette parties.
Crisp, doughy churros
. Thick slices of buttered bread with a clean coat of sugar glinting from the fluorescent light bulbs overhead. Pan
and sacks of bolillos
line the walls as if decoration—but no, ‘twould be a waste. Tortillas so fresh the bag is fogged with steam. El Bolillo has plenty of queso fresco
on hand too. And if you’re feeling a little guilty about the quantity of baked goods accumulating on the tray, there are small baskets of fruit strategically placed throughout the store. As if.
2517 Airline, Houston